Archive for June, 2013
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the city police department’s unConstitutional stop-and-frisk policy on his weekly radio show Friday, but confused his fellow liberals when he stopped to add this: I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little. It’s exactly the reverse of what they say. I don’t know where they [opponents […]
MSNBC’s expert John McWhorter, a Columbia University linguist, explains that a star witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial, Rachel Jeantel, was abused by defense attorneys who simply didn’t understand her dialect. McWhorter explained: “It’s been a little scary. Sometimes it’s like she’s speaking Hungarian, and he’s speaking Cantonese. She’s been articulate, just […]
A group of Senators from both political parties is investigating whether the National Security Agency (NSA) has been mining data on Americans’ purchasing habits, focusing especially on firearms and media consumption. The 26-member group sent a letter Thursday to NSA Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, asking him to explain how, and to what extent, the […]
Many States have had longstanding policies that allow police to obtain a warrant to forcibly draw the blood of people suspected of drunk driving if they refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test. While many Americans likely support efforts to convict drunk drivers, a recent report from Fox 5 Atlanta illustrates just how intrusive the […]
House Republicans haven’t had time to read through the massive omnibus immigration reform bill their Senate colleagues passed on Thursday. Judging by their comments about the bill, which creates a path to amnesty for illegal aliens in the U.S. and authorizes completion of a border fence that the DHS Secretary can choose to terminate, they’re […]
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (UPI) — Police in Wisconsin said a 12-year-old boy missing for about two hours at a ballpark had fallen asleep in the wrong car. Eau Claire police said the boy’s grandmother told investigators she dropped the boy off at the Babe Ruth baseball fields just after 8 p.m. Monday while she searched […]
HARTFORD, Conn. (UPI) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed a bill to change history by decreeing Gustave Whitehead beat the Wright Brothers to powered flight. Whitehead, a German immigrant who settled in Bridgeport, Conn., had been working on aircraft for several years by the time Wilbur and Orville Wright made their flight at Kitty […]
PACHUCA DE SOTO, Mexico (UPI) — Operators of a Mexican theme park that simulates the journey of illegal immigrants across the U.S. border said they are aiming to discourage the practice. The Parque EcoAlberto theme park, about 800 miles from the Mexico-U.S. border in the state of Hidalgo, charges visitors about $20 each to be […]